Playing its first game since Dec. 15, the Bandera boys varsity basketball team jumped right back into action Monday, Dec. 28, traveling to Fox Tech.
After a strong defensive first quarter, the Bulldogs coasted to a 50-33 victory to improve their record to 6-6 on the season.
Bandera held Fox Tech to just four points in the first quarter and 12 total first-half points while building a comfortable lead.
Offensively, the Bulldogs found success in transition and dominated the rebounding battle to take control of the game from the get-go.
After knocking some rust off, Bandera settled into a rhythm offensively behind the play of Luke Barnett and Tyler Moore, who combined for 25 points to lead the way in the win.
Barnett finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Moore had 11 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Other leaders included Gunnar Winkler (seven points, seven rebounds), Lukas Jackson (five points, 12 rebounds and three assists), Liam DeMarchi (four points and five rebounds), Liberty Bomer (three points, four rebounds and two steals), Noah Barnett (three points) and Ryan Perez (three points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist).
The Bulldogs will host Hondo Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the final home non-district game of the season before traveling to play Llano and Pearsall next week.
“It wasn’t pretty today, but we did a good job of working hard defensively and coming out with a win after a really long layoff,” said Head Boys Basketball Coach Brady Keane.
“I was proud of the way our guys came back and played. We have a lot of work to do though and have to continue to work our way back into shape after having so much time away from the gym,” Keane continued.
“We have three tough games left on our non-district schedule that will continue to prepare us for district, and I’m excited to see the improvement we make over the next two weeks,” he concluded.